All of us, whoever we are, wherever we live, have our roots in the premodern world. It has shaped our institutions and ideas, even our emotions, and it continues to influence our lives. The Premodern Global Studies Minor offers an understanding of those roots through courses offered across 12 EIU Departments. These courses reach back through major historical eras (Ancient, Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, etc.) to prehistoric societies.
Students who seek knowledge of the history, culture, and society of premodern societies are invited to consult with the advisor of the Premodern Global Studies Program for assistance in selecting courses suited to their individual needs.
A minimum of 18 hours from the following list, chosen from at least three different departments, with no more than three courses in any one single department: